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Historic Ferryboat Eureka

Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Hyde Pier, San Francisco, CA

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Wood, wood and more wood Ferry

This is supposed to be the largest wooden Ferry at least in the USA - ever. Whatever, Eureka is unique. Steam-powered with a walking beam engine, capacity of 2300 people and 120... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is supposed to be the largest wooden Ferry at least in the USA - ever. Whatever, Eureka is unique. Steam-powered with a walking beam engine, capacity of 2300 people and 120 cars the ferry was in service for 67 years and served defense needs in both world wars. Cavernous interior with vintage cars on the car level.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The Eureka is a very well restored ferry boat from the era when thousands of Bay Area residents commuted by ferry daily. It has some classic cars and fun tidbits scattered throughout. Touring this boat, and the other boats anchored nearby, was the best deal that I have had in San Francisco!

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Reviewed 28 September 2011

When visiting the Wharf area in San Francisco, it is well worth your time to walk over to Hyde Pier to visit the historic sea vessels on display through the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Of the collection of ships docked at Hyde Pier, the Eureka was my second favorite, only behind the Balclutha. This old steam ferryboat was made in... More 

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